Pressure Washing

Pressure washing has been used to clean exterior surfaces on buildings and flat surfaces throughout the United Kingdom for over one hundred years. It is a reliable and effective method for maintaining the appearance and integrity of various surfaces.

The History of Pressure Washing

Pressure washing has a long history in the UK. For over a century, it has been the go-to method for cleaning exterior surfaces. Its effectiveness in removing dirt, grime, and biological growth has made it a popular choice for many.

Water Flow vs. Water Pressure

Understanding the difference between water flow and water pressure is crucial for effective pressure washing.

  • Water Flow: Measured in litres per minute (lpm). It refers to the volume of water delivered by the machine.
  • Water Pressure: Measured in bars or pounds per square inch (BAR or Psi). It indicates the force at which water is expelled.

High water flow helps wash away debris quickly. High water pressure removes stubborn stains and grime. The best results come from the right balance of both.

Understanding the difference between water flow and water pressure is crucial for effective pressure washing.

  • Water Flow: Measured in litres per minute (lpm). It refers to the volume of water delivered by the machine.
  • Water Pressure: Measured in bars or pounds per square inch (BAR or Psi). It indicates the force at which water is expelled.

High water flow helps wash away debris quickly. High water pressure removes stubborn stains and grime. The best results come from the right balance of both.

Types of Pressure Washing Machinery

There are three main types of pressure washing machines: electric, petrol and diesel-powered.

Electric Pressure Washers

  • Power Source: 230-volt electric motor.
  • Advantages: Lightweight, quiet, and easy to use. Commonly found in the home domestic marketplace. Ideal for smaller areas and car washing.
  • Disadvantages: Limited by power cord length and often found with less water flow and less power than petrol or diesel options.

Petrol Pressure Washers

  • Power Source: Petrol Engine
  • Advantages: More powerful than electric pressure washing machines. Suitable for larger areas and tougher cleaning tasks. Fully portable and not limited to electric supply being present.
  • Disadvantages: Heavier and noisier. Requires regular maintenance and fuel.

Diesel Pressure Washers

  • Power Source: Diesel Engine
  • Advantages: The most powerful option. Ideal for industry and heavy-duty cleaning. Exceptionally durable and efficient.
  • Disadvantages: Heaviest and loudest. More expensive to purchase, operate and maintain.

Pressure washing is an essential method for maintaining exterior surfaces. Its history and effectiveness make it a trusted option for many. Understanding the differences in water flow, water pressure, and machinery types ensures you choose the right pressure washing contractor (experienced vs. Inexperienced) for your cleaning project.

Why Nautilus Exterior Cleaning?

Darran Smith the co-founder has over forty years’ experience in pressure washing and other types of cleaning methods to residential and commercial buildings throughout the United Kingdom. He runs support groups for other exterior cleaning companies and teaches them how to prevent damage whilst cleaning exterior surfaces.

How do I arrange for Nautilus Exterior Cleaning to clean my property?

  1. Contact us by phone or via email with your full address and any images if possible. Ask any questions you may have.
  2. Arrange a convenient time to meet us at your property and receive a fully written quotation.
  3. Accept the quote and pay a 30% deposit to “book in” your exterior cleaning service on a mutually convenient date.
  4. The render cleaning team will arrive at about 8 am and begin the cleaning process to sanitise and remove all organic matter.

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